Quebec’s rolling strike wave

By Sonia Singh After provincial bargaining stalled, 400,000 public sector workers across Quebec walked out in October and November on rolling one and two day strikes. The government is proposing pension cuts and only a 3 percent salary increase over five years. Since coming to… Read More

Don’t Mourn, Organize! Remembering Joe Hill

One-hundred years ago this week, the state of Utah executed Joe Hill, silencing the union organizer and songwriter who gave us “There is Power in a Union” and “Casey Jones — the Union Scab.” Born Joel Hägglund in 1879 to Swedish parents, Hill became a staple on picket lines… Read More

R & F Labour News Update – November 16, 2015

Quebec’s public sector strike | Locked out Ottawa cabbies occupy employer offices | Nipissing Faculty strike | Sudbury Rona lockout  | Simcoe County teachers work-to-rule | ONTC lockout | Halifax Herald pulls out of contract talks | Essar Steel Algoma Inc seeks bankruptcy protection | NSGEU tentative deal | Toronto janitors protest property moguls |… Read More